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Just looking at the Heat statistics and a familiar old name is leading the team in scoring after only 6 games played.....Krys Kolanos.....currently not signed by any NHL team??? Should Calgary take a shot?? I don't see any stats for 2010-2011....maybe he got healthy and could add some nice scoring for the Flames. Also a hometown boy!

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Krys Kolanos

6GP 7G 6A 13PTS

Maybe he only does well in the AHL but I believe he deserves a look!

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I believe the consensus will be a resounding no on this one, due to his age and his health.

I would say yes, but with one caveat: Kolanos cannot be the Flame's 50th contract.

They're going to have to buy someone else out, or make a trade. That may be in the works already, given the strange callup moves of late. Obviously the Flames are not doing this to sign Kolanos, but if it happens then yes, they should sign him.

Kolanos has always had NHL potential, imho. His development was stunted, and then followed by serious injury.

One thing about being out of hockey for two years: He has less wear and tear than most 30-year old players.

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They're going to have to buy someone else out, or make a trade. That may be in the works already, given the strange callup moves of late. Obviously the Flames are not doing this to sign Kolanos, but if it happens then yes, they should sign him.

Sorry to get off topic, but what?

Backlund is ready to go and BMo isn't - Backlund in BMo out

Babchuk broke his hand. The obvious call-up for a PP specialist is Brodie - especially since he has been playing very well in Abby.

Hagman put on waivers after Feaster was unable to find a trading partner. Byron called up because 1) he can play LW 2) he has been playing really well in Abby and 3) he injects some much-needed speed and energy into the lineup.

I don't think there is anything remotely strange about these call-ups.

Back to Kolanos...

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I believe the consensus will be a resounding no on this one, due to his age and his health.

I would say yes, but with one caveat: Kolanos cannot be the Flame's 50th contract.

They're going to have to buy someone else out, or make a trade. That may be in the works already, given the strange callup moves of late. Obviously the Flames are not doing this to sign Kolanos, but if it happens then yes, they should sign him.

Kolanos has always had NHL potential, imho. His development was stunted, and then followed by serious injury.

One thing about being out of hockey for two years: He has less wear and tear than most 30-year old players.

Kolanos would not be signed this season, but if he has a very strong remainder of the year and stays healthy the rest of the way out I would definitely consider giving him a shot next season. Sign him to a 1 year, 2way contract and worst case you send him to Abby again

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Kolanos would not be signed this season, but if he has a very strong remainder of the year and stays healthy the rest of the way out I would definitely consider giving him a shot next season. Sign him to a 1 year, 2way contract and worst case you send him to Abby again

Kolanos has been released from his PTO, not sure why.

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Kolanos has been released from his PTO, not sure why.

ya on the heat stats its said he is not on the heat roster anymore and there's a new guy named Patrick Cullity plays D and on the roster page it says that hagman play D does he really play d for abby

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Thanks...still confused. Don't PTOs last for 25 games? I believe he's heading into game 8.

Also, looks like they picked him up on an SPC (Standard Player Contract). Does this mean they want him to be a permanent member of the Heat this year? Any other advantages/disadvantages?

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Thanks...still confused. Don't PTOs last for 25 games? I believe he's heading into game 8.

Also, looks like they picked him up on an SPC (Standard Player Contract). Does this mean they want him to be a permanent member of the Heat this year? Any other advantages/disadvantages?

it might be days not games.

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ya on the heat stats its said he is not on the heat roster anymore and there's a new guy named Patrick Cullity plays D and on the roster page it says that hagman play D does he really play d for abby

well he played today and had 2 goals and an assist in a 4-0 shut-out win. :)

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well he played today and had 2 goals and an assist in a 4-0 shut-out win. :)

Which....puts Leland Irving 2nd overall in the AHL for GAA!

Tied for fifth in Save percentage...

If he keeps the improvement up, this will be his last year in the AHL.

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Just looking at the Heat statistics and a familiar old name is leading the team in scoring after only 6 games played..........currently not signed by any NHL team??? Should Calgary take a shot?? I don't see any stats for 2010-2011....maybe he got healthy and could add some nice scoring for the Flames. Also a hometown boy!

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Krys Kolanos

6GP 7G 6A 13PTS

Maybe he only does well in the AHL but I believe he deserves a look!

He is too old

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Too old for what?

Agreed....he's in his prime, is by no means too old for the NHL. As well, he has missed so much hockey that he is "younger" than most 31 year olds..as in, his treads are less worn.

It's unusual for him to have success in the NHL, but more because players his age are rarely given the chance. When they are, you can end up with:

Tim Thomas

Johny Bower

Wes Walz

Pat Conacher

Warren Young

Fetisov, Makarov (a little different circumstance, mind you)

Derek Smith is 28...

But more importantly...it's low risk. Krys is already far superior to many of the other players on the Flame's 50-player contract. If they reach the limit...it won't be Kolanos they regret signing, regardless if he succcessfully cracks the NHL.

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I think that signing him would be a mistake especially if they did it before the deadline. Having 50 contracts would really hinder their flexibility with making trades. I could see at the end of the season, but Calgary doesn't really need to add Kolanos they have Ben Walter if needed.

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I think that signing him would be a mistake especially if they did it before the deadline. Having 50 contracts would really hinder their flexibility with making trades. I could see at the end of the season, but Calgary doesn't really need to add Kolanos they have Ben Walter if needed.

The truth is, Krys Kolanos is far superior to Ben Walter.

Krys Kolanos has always been a projected NHLer, that's never been healthy enough to actually be in the NHL.

At 31, the guy finally is free of concussion symptoms, knee problems, etc...He's healthy.

And he's playing like you would expect an NHLer to play in the AHL.

With regards to concerns over the limit...can they buy out Ivanans or Piere Luc, or Desbians?

Also, I don't believe having 50 contracts is a problem unless you're looking to acquire more depth. It is my hope that they're not. They should be acquiring draft picks, or top talent at the deadline (ie., giving up two players and getting one top player back).

For the trades the Flames most likely need to make, I don't see this as being a hindrance.

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The truth is, Krys Kolanos is far superior to Ben Walter.

Krys Kolanos has always been a projected NHLer, that's never been healthy enough to actually be in the NHL.

At 31, the guy finally is free of concussion symptoms, knee problems, etc...He's healthy.

And he's playing like you would expect an NHLer to play in the AHL.

With regards to concerns over the limit...can they buy out Ivanans or Piere Luc, or Desbians?

Also, I don't believe having 50 contracts is a problem unless you're looking to acquire more depth. It is my hope that they're not. They should be acquiring draft picks, or top talent at the deadline (ie., giving up two players and getting one top player back).

For the trades the Flames most likely need to make, I don't see this as being a hindrance.

We have a lot of UFAs this summer as well, so I don't think we're on thin ice

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The truth is, Krys Kolanos is far superior to Ben Walter.

Krys Kolanos has always been a projected NHLer, that's never been healthy enough to actually be in the NHL.

At 31, the guy finally is free of concussion symptoms, knee problems, etc...He's healthy.

And he's playing like you would expect an NHLer to play in the AHL.

With regards to concerns over the limit...can they buy out Ivanans or Piere Luc, or Desbians?

Also, I don't believe having 50 contracts is a problem unless you're looking to acquire more depth. It is my hope that they're not. They should be acquiring draft picks, or top talent at the deadline (ie., giving up two players and getting one top player back).

For the trades the Flames most likely need to make, I don't see this as being a hindrance.

you can't buy anyone out except in June. Also a buyout would count against the NHL cap, which wuld be a stupid thing to do.

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you can't buy anyone out except in June. Also a buyout would count against the NHL cap, which wuld be a stupid thing to do.

Ring a ding dong dang it.

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The truth is, Krys Kolanos is far superior to Ben Walter.

Krys Kolanos has always been a projected NHLer, that's never been healthy enough to actually be in the NHL.

At 31, the guy finally is free of concussion symptoms, knee problems, etc...He's healthy.

And he's playing like you would expect an NHLer to play in the AHL.

With regards to concerns over the limit...can they buy out Ivanans or Piere Luc, or Desbians?

Also, I don't believe having 50 contracts is a problem unless you're looking to acquire more depth. It is my hope that they're not. They should be acquiring draft picks, or top talent at the deadline (ie., giving up two players and getting one top player back).

For the trades the Flames most likely need to make, I don't see this as being a hindrance.

While I will agree the Kolanos maybe better than Walter, I wouldn't go as far to say that he is far superior. Walter has shown through out his career that he a PPG player at the AHL level.

Either player isn't an upgrade over what Is currently on the NHL roster, so either player would be used as a short term injury replacement in which case Walter suits those needs just fine and he is already under contract.

I don't have anything against Kolanos I just think there are better uses for that final contract.

With Backlund, Jokinen, Morrison, Jones, Stajan, Horak already on the NHL roster the likelyhood of either of these guys getting called up is slim to none.

Hopefully Kolanos can translate this good season here to a good contract oversees as that is where I think his career is headed.

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